Date & Time: Dec 14, 1939
Operator:
Registration:
N2957
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Newmarket - Newmarket
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a reconnaissance mission off the Wangerooge Island, in Germany. In flight, it was attacked by the pilot of a German Messerschmitt Me.110. Crew was able to leave the combat area and could return to his departure point. However, on final approach, the aircraft crashed in a field near the airbase. Three crew (among them the captain) were killed while three others were injured.
Crew (99th Squadron):
F/L E. J. Hetherington, †
F/O A. J. Payne,
Sgt L. W. Warton,
AC1 R. Entwistle, †
AC2 A. D. F. Craig,
Cpl A. Sharp. †
Probable cause:
Shot down.